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1 STATE PO­LICE IS­SUE WARN­ING ON POT

Af­ter mar­i­juana be­came le­gal for pur­chase for recre­ational use in Mas­sachusetts on Tues­day, Con­necti­cut State Po­lice re­minded res­i­dents the drug is still not le­gal in Con­necti­cut.

An adult at the age of 21 or older is able to cross the state line into Mas­sachusetts to legally pur­chase recre­ational mar­i­juana. But, state po­lice said, there would be reper­cus­sions for bring­ing it into Con­necti­cut.

“Con­necti­cut law has only de­crim­i­nal­ized mar­i­juana, not le­gal­ized it,” the agency said. “Pos­sess­ing a small amount of mar­i­juana will re­sult in a fine, while a larger amount will re­sult in an ar­rest.”

State po­lice didn’t stop there.

“We also don’t sug­gest try­ing to sneak it onto a plane or in your lug­gage dur­ing your hol­i­day trav­els, be­cause mar­i­juana is il­le­gal un­der fed­eral law, even in states that le­gal­ize it.”

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment clas­si­fies mar­i­juana as a Sched­ule I drug.

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